Jetskifishing.co.nz teams up with Clone to develop a new mounting solution for installing fish finders to jet ski’s.
We are now producing the 4th generation of these mounts after 2 years in use, the beauty of additive manufacturing, subtle to major changes can be made to the design at little cost while still producing functional parts on demand. As with any part we create it has it’s own set of build specifications, the more we know of the parts intended use, the better we can tailor the part to suit.
Here’s how we create the Yamaha jet ski electronics mount.
All 3D prints start with a computer aided design file, adjustments to this file can be made from one batch to the next if needed.
The mounts are printed in solid ABS for maximum strength,
and at 0.25mm layer resolution which offers economical production of the mounts by reducing print time.
The mounts are then vapour polished, like putting a lighter to wax, it smooths all the minor lines and seals the surface, also, this process greatly increases part strength and brings out the high gloss ABS plastic can achieve.
The high gloss look was not really what we were after for this project, the mounts needed to blend in with the jet ski, solution, spray them with a UV stable vinyl matte black paint, the ABS plastic we use has a high UV resistance however this extra layer of protection is welcomed. At this point we could fill and sand the mounts to achieve a mirror finish, however the added cost the process would add was not necessary for these mounts.
A 2015 Yamaha Waverunner, owners will recognize the cup holder to the right of the gauge cluster, this is where the mount attaches with 4 screws into the walls of the cup holder.
The completed package.